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Doctor insights on: Can Drinking Too Much Water Ever Be A Bad Thing Or Cause Weight Gain

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Can drinking too much water ever be a bad thing or cause weight gain?

Can drinking too much water ever be a bad thing or cause weight gain?

Yes: In fact, you can have too much of a good thing. If you drink too much water (we are talking an immense amount) or try to hold your bladder, you can retain too much water in your body. This can cause a problem with the salt concentrations in your body which can lead to a host of problems. This can include heart problems and problems with the signals of your nerves and to your muscles. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more


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Would it be possible to develop diabetes from eating too much sugar and drinking too much water?

Would it be possible to develop diabetes from eating too much sugar and drinking too much water?

No: Diabetes is a condition of lack of enough Insulin or lack of response of the body to insulin. You can not cause it by eating too much sugar or drinking too much water. When you have it, you cannot eat too much sugar as your body will not be able to metabolize it. ...Read more

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Can you get too much Vitamin A from diet alone that can cause hair loss? Or is it too much of supplements that can cause it?

Can you get too much Vitamin A from diet alone that can cause hair loss? Or is it too much of supplements that can cause it?

Hair loss: Unexpected, unexplained hair loss cannot be answered without more information. How old are you? How often do you see your hairstylist? Have you discussed this with a Dermatologist? There could be many other causes (or none), so please start with a visit to your primary doctor. ...Read more

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Just out of curiosity is it possible to be on a very low calorie diet but not lose weight if consuming too much foods that cause bloating like sodium?

Just out of curiosity is it possible to be on a very low calorie diet but not lose weight if consuming too much foods that cause bloating like sodium?

Bloating can be a: Sign of food allergies or gluten intolerance. Have yourself tested to make sure you know what you're allergic too. It's not the calories consumed, but the proportion of carbs to protein that will help you loose weight. Less than 1/2 cup of carbs is good with 2/3 of your plate with organic veges of 5 colors, and 4 oz of protein, lots of purified water after your meal. 1/4 cup fruit/day. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can i lose weight by drinking too much water?

Can i lose weight by drinking too much water?

No.: Only caloric intake and expenditure affect your weight. Water contains no calories and adds no significant energy expenditure. ...Read more

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Is too much water bad for you? How much is a good amount of glasses a water should I drink in a day? Inclduing dieting would it help lose weight?

Is too much water bad for you? How much is a good amount of glasses a water should I drink in a day? Inclduing dieting would it help lose weight?

No, if kidney's okay: With normal kidneys and heart much water will be handled okay and will help with weight loss and preventing stone disease. Be cautious of edema which means need to slow down drinking. So, the infamous 8-10 cups a day are easily handled as long as you have no edema, heart disease, or kidney disease. ...Read more

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Can too much water cause a headache?

Can too much water cause a headache?

Yes.: There is a syndrome known as water intoxification. Athletes who only drink water and no electrolyte replacement after viderous exercise can develop this. Too much water intake dilutes your total body sodium and acts as very low body sodium. Low sodium can swell the brain, cause headaches, seizures, brainstem damage, and even death. ...Read more

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Can eating too much sugar or malt drink cause a miscarriage?

Can eating too much sugar or malt drink cause a miscarriage?

Likely not: Everything in moderation. Unless you are diabetic that should nto happen. But i supposes in extremely high amounts anything can have an effect. ...Read more

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Dose drinking too much green tea cause cancer and cause you not to be pregnant later in life?

Dose drinking too much green tea cause cancer and cause you not to be pregnant later in life?

NO: Green tea is one of the healthiest things we can ingest and is highly protective against cancer. It is not known to reduce fertility. I know of only 2 reasons to limit green tea:1) it has caffeine and too much caffeine can be hazardous 2) It has fluoride which can be toxic For this reason I'd limit green tea to 5 cups/day but even much higher amounts won't cause cancer or infertility. See comment: ...Read more

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If drinking coffee can cause diarrhea, is that mean it may help losing weight?

If drinking coffee can cause diarrhea, is that mean it may help losing weight?

Not really: If you get diarrhea after drinking coffee, your stomach may be sensitive to it. Any weight you lose with diarrhea is likely from fluid loss -- and can easily return once the stools stop. For healthy weight loss, you need to eat whole foods (no junk) and also exercise. Realize also that the composition of your body is more important than the number on the scale -- muscle is more firm than fat. ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is true that eating too much fruits & veggies can cause weight gain ?

Please tell me if it is true that eating too much fruits & veggies can cause weight gain ?

Any time calories: Eaten is more than calories burned - this can lead to weight gain. This can even go for fruits and vegetables. However, it is important to have fruits and vegetables in your diet. Often people who have a healthy intake of fruits and especially vegetables (without excesses of other types of food) are able to lose weight. ...Read more

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Rapid weight gain. not pregnant. drinking a lot of coffee not eating a lot. Not really exercising Could it be from coffee or medicine? was 130 now 140

Rapid weight gain. not pregnant. drinking a lot of coffee not eating a lot. Not really exercising Could it be from coffee or medicine? was 130 now 140

Possibly: Many "coffee" drinks contain an enormous amount of sugar and calories. There are many potential causes including a medical condition such as a thyroid problem, a problem with fluid retention, and other medical problems; or your calorie intake has really began to over take your calories burned. Getting a good medical check up can be a good ace to start. ...Read more

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I am drinking too much water daily (liters), will it cause any damage or health issues to my body?

I am drinking too much water daily (liters), will it cause any damage or health issues to my body?

Too much water: can create a chemical imbalance thus producing psychological and physical symptoms. Please see your doctor to determine the cause of your water consumption. You may have an underlying physical or psychological problem. Congrats on asking this question and keep on going. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How much water should I drink while exercising and can too much water cause damage?

How much water should I drink while exercising and can too much water cause damage?

Hydration: Rehydration rates vary by the perspiration and heat conditions. Rule is to replenish same volume of water lost to perspirstion & heat evaporation plus metabolic respiration of cells. But more importantly replenishing electrolytes. This balance of lost electrolytes in isotonic body fluids such as sweat and urine is key towards maintaining homeostatic metabolism and euvolemia during strenuous act. ...Read more

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Is it true that drinking too much tea (nothing added) can lead to health problems?

Is it true that drinking too much tea (nothing added) can lead to health problems?

Not sure that's true: Everything needs to be done in moderation. So drinking two or 3 cups of organic green tea a day is not a problem. Some brown teas may have more caffeine, as they are fermented tea leaves. However as a rule, the green teas post no health risks. So better to drink tea, then too much coffee! Organic is best, as non organic might have more toxic metals from the soil it's grown in. ...Read more

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I sweat too much probably due to excessive drinking. any remedy?

I sweat too much probably due to excessive drinking. any remedy?

Excessive sweating: Please see your doctor to rule out or identify possible physical causes of excessive sweating. If you think your drinking is excessive, that would be a good thing to work on also. It will help your overall physical and mental health. Peace and good health. xai jian. ...Read more